people preying on others by making them feel sorry for them!

United States
August 12, 2008 9:35am CST
I am so sick of getting things like this! Do you get them? They greedy little devils. My name is Mrs. Sherry Armstrong. I am a dying woman who had decided to donate what I have to a reliable individual who will act as I will instruct here. I am 63 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband Mr. Armstrong Limbery to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my husbands relatives to use my husband's hard earned funds ungodly.I will be undergoing an operation here in Malaysia, and i pray that I survive the operation. I have decided to WILL the sum of ?10,000,000 (Ten Million British Pounds) to you for the good work of the lord, the orphanage, the needy and to help the motherless. Presently, I have informed my Doctor, Mr.Wilson Scotts. about my decision in WILLING this funds to a reliable individual. You are to Contact my Doctor through his email address(@hotmail.com) or with his personal phone number.xxxxxxxxxx if you are interested in carrying out this task,so that the lawyer can arrange and instruct you on how the funds will be released to you. I know I have never met you, but in order to fulfill this which borders me most and i got your email address through my personal search on the internet, my mind tells me to inform you about this, and I hope you act sincerely, please contact my Lawyer immediately. Be informed that I can not read emails or receive phone calls for now. You can get any information you need from my Doctor.He shall always give me feedback and give you my words in return. God bless you. Mrs.Sherry Armstrong This is such a scam who do they think they are kidding? Do you know any one in there right mind who would do this?
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9 responses
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
12 Aug 08
Hola, I used your post link to sign on to the computer. Received a notification of my first Payment on Mylot. Wanted to check out my account. Saw your post and had to reply...You get these as well?!!! I get about 3-5 per day! I heard of one guy getting something from them like a check, deposited it in his account, started writing checks on the check from them and then their check turned out bad, so he owed for all the bad checks he wrote and the trans. and service fees. I received various types of these emails They are ruthless and uncaring on for sure nonselective and bad! I have one right now trying to convince me he has a box of cash he wants sent to me but I have to pay 6gs to get it here even says he wants to invest in the ecocummunity posted on my profile. Scammers!!! YUK! :(!!! Hope all is well for you and yours!. Looks like a good bunch of kids! :) Are they yours? Take care!!! :)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I got a check for 21,000 in the mail the bank said it was good but I shreaded it. The bank said the check was good but they get all your bank information and drain your account. I can just see the elderly falling for this crap and getting scammed. The kids are mine. My two hippy boys and my baby girl. They are great fun! I finally got my scanner to work!
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
15 Aug 08
A real check for 21gs this may have been worth opening another account at anotherback to deposite and first thing get the cash and then deposite it into an interest paying account and collect intrest til you had to give it back. Have the checks sent to me Please. hehehe
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@spalladino (17923)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I don't know of anyone who would fall for this but that doesn't stop them from continuing to try so maybe there are some who do. These scammers, who are part of many organized groups mostly located in Nigeria, try to use people's greed to trick them into paying hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars, in *fees* so that they can get this money.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
I feel bad for those who fall for this! After they pay all these fees do they really get any money?
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• United States
13 Aug 08
I doubt it.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
There are some bery nasty people out there that would pretend to be nice and take all the money you have for selfisness and greed. Do not donate money to any place you have not personally SEEN with your own eyes and that you know is doing good work. Donate locally. You know the places that are helping. NEVER donate to an individual person. Only orphanages or places that are proven to help, if it is an AIDS research place or something like this. And hand the person in charge, if you can, the money or check written out to the name of the institution, etc... NEVER contact a lawyer. Always go to the place and donate right to them, OK? Never give out bank information or other information about your identity, if possible. Donate anonomously. That way..you will know where it is going and YOU have taken the money there. So sad to say, but you cannot trust anyone anymore. To do God's work, if you choose donation to do that, you must be careful that the donation gets to nice people wiht good intentions. Do not give your money to strangers. We tach our children to NEVER talk to strangers. Then we forget as adults. Remember..this is true for you. Never talk to strangers..and NEVER gove money to them!
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• United States
12 Aug 08
I would not even think about giving these scammers my money!
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Honeydew, when I see an email like that, I can tell by the subject line that it's a scam. It quickly is transported to File 13 - the trash! These people will try anything to get money. They will tell you that they will put the funds in your bank account, then you send them so much. But what they don't tell you is that the check they send to you to deposit is not real! AND you'd be surprised how many people will fall for these things. People forget the old saying, 'if it seems too good to be true, then it isn't'.
@bunnybon7 (39773)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Aug 08
i think it may still happen with people new to the internet, unfortunately. its to bad they cant get procecuted for this crap. they are obviously still getting bites from it.
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• India
12 Aug 08
LOL ... I know the type of emails you mean. I must have got dozens of them in my life. And now I don't even open them. Anyway, they fall into the junk folder and I never check junk mail. I am surprised that these people continue to think we are idiots. Cheers and happy mylotting
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@katsmeow1213 (29041)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I get about a dozen of these a day and it's so annoying. I can't stand them. It's jsut a way for these people to get more money!
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@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Definitely a scam. Why would I waste my time responding to this kind of scheme. It smell scam!
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Actually in my opinion this type of scams that's why many people get fooled by it because all of us have the need to be cared for. Also it is in our system to feel compassion for our fellow who have met unfortunate events in their lives. Combining this two makes us gullible for that scams and those scams actually use that to their advantage to create such scams. I just hope that people won't lose compassion to those who really need it but also be not gullible to fakes such as that one.
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